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Schedule and Speakers

"For the Sake of Humanity," the University's 10th annual Human Rights Film Series, offers a lineup of award-winning documentaries that address some of the most critical abuses of human rights in our world today.

Wednesday, January 18

Making a Killing

A riveting exposé of the National Rifle Association and the powerful gun industry lobby--told in the context of our country's growing epidemic of gun violence, including mass shootings, suicides, domestic abuse and trafficking.



Monday, January 23

Salam Neighbor

An award-winning film produced to connect the world to Syrian refugees, told by the first filmmakers allowed to be registered and given a tent inside a refugee camp.


Leslie Aizenman, Director
Refugee and Immigrant Services
Jewish Family and Children's Services

Thursday, February 2

Time to Choose

A worldwide assessment of the impact of climate change on our planet, and what needs to be done to avert this global threat--while there is still time.


Patricia M. DeMarco, Ph.D.
President, DeMarco & Associates
Visiting Researcher & Writer, CMU
Senior Scholar, Chatham University

Wednesday, February 8

The Homestretch

A harrowing look at the plight of homeless teenagers in the U.S., their life on the streets and daily struggle to find their next meal and a place to sleep, while trying to get an education and lead a normal life.


Peggy Harris, President and CEO
Three Rivers Youth

Monday, February 13

East of Salinas

A story about "immigration, childhood and circumstance," focusing on the hopes, dreams and daily challenges of a young Mexican boy and his undocumented parents, who labor from dawn to dusk as migrant farm workers in the California fields to put food on our tables.


Jorge Tapia-Ortiz, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Duquesne University

Thursday, February 23


An epic documentary and highly unique viewing experience that features common people from all races and creeds around the world, probing the deep existential question of what it means to be human.


 There will be no speaker. Instead, we ask that you leave in silence, and contemplate for several minutes what you have just experienced in the context of your personal beliefs and values.

All screenings at 7 p.m. in 105 College Hall on the campus of Duquesne University